Tim Hollis began writing when he was seven years old and simply never stopped. Those early works took the form of children's fantasies along the lines of the Oz books; little did he dream that his eventual writing career would be in non-fiction instead.
His first professional experience came when he was hired as an editor to polish and refine the works of other local writers, and he eventually found the time to complete his first book in 1991. For the next several years he busied himself with articles, ghost writing and more editing, but got back into the full-length book business when the University Press of Mississippi published Dixie Before Disney: 100 Years of Roadside Fun in the spring of 1999. Hollis's many subsequent books can be seen here.
For the past decade, Hollis has found the opportunity to "return to where it all began," as it were. When time permits, he enjoys lecturing to elementary school groups about writing, telling the youngsters about some of the stories and characters he created when he was their age. The extremely positive response to this has been extremely gratifying to him, to say the least. The unusual thing is that he not only explains to kids how he came up with so many oddball ideas, but he also draws the characters and performs their voices.
He can be contacted by email at Hollis1963@aol.com.